Tuesday, March 31, 2009

King Rat's Hardware

Here is King Rat showing off the fruits of his labors.  2nd place state finish NSSA, 1st place finish Newport Classic.  {On his 9'3 Surf Thump}

Monday, March 30, 2009

es.cent.ial wet.suits

Nicked these photos from our friends Carl and Keith, over at Escential Wetsuits.

Expect some big things from them in the future. Maybe even around the shop?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

What the.....?

Not to post about Christian every week, but I just stumbled across these photos on wetsand, and couldn't pass them up.

This sequence from the 2009 Noosa Noseriding Contest blows my mind...

Lebron Wach.

Almond Logs | Lightner Photo

Here's a rad shot that Kyle Lightner took at our Grand Opening, 3 weeks ago.  I don't have a clue how he makes stuff look so cool... but I like it.

Newport Classic Contest

"King Rat" took home first place in the Longboard division of today's 10th Annual Newport Classic surf contest, on his extra narrow 9'2 Log Rhythm.

Photo: Oden

Other Almond enthusiasts, Michael Maddox and Taylor Patton finished 3rd and 4th respectively, in a  super-stacked final heat.

Good work boys.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fineline Hull

If you're looking for a hull, we have a nice Fineline at the shop right now.  Owner is hoping to get $450 for it.  It's in super good shape.  I took it for a spin last week, and was super tempted to just keep it for myself.  However, I have no need for a new surfing board at the moment. So take advantage of this wonderfhull opportunity. 


If you're interested, send me an email or stop by...


Monday, March 23, 2009


Lovelace unveiled his new fish today, so I figure there's no better time to unveil ours.

It's been on the racks at the shop, but has yet to appear in the virtual world.

The new {Pogie Fish} by Almond.

San Onofre Slipping

He's not flying, he's sliding with style.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

3X Noseriding Champ!

Just got word from Christian that he won the Pro Noseriding Competition at the Noosa Festival... AGAIN!

Soooo stoked for you, bud.

Sea Walk: Grace Under Pressure

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cameron Oden

Been busy with the new shop.  Got some really good waves earlier this week.  Here are a few visual gems from our friend Cameron Oden.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Almond Blossom

This photo is a result of a collaboration between Christian Wach, Dave Allee, Jeremy Searcy and Aaron Harrell.

Seed Shape via Sea Walk
Colors via Dave
Waves via Jeremy
Arrangement via Pharrell

Saturday, March 14, 2009

9'7 Surf Thump at Thalia

Possibly my favorite board we've done, a 9'7 Surf Thump, is now in the racks down at Thalia St. Surf Shop in Laguna.

Perfectly pinched rails.  Super-Almond Shaped Nose Concave.  Glass on Mahogany Huck Finn by the Gull.  Green Houndstooth Fabric Inlay Deck Patch.  Mmmmm.....

Snag it before I steal it back.

Taylor's New Surf Thump

Taylor with his new 9'4 Surf Thump.

Full Template, Pinched Rails, Super Nose-Concave.

It didn't take him long to get used to this thing. (Photo evidence of that claim pending)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Lightner Collage

Kyle Lightner sent me over a bunch of beautiful photos, which I arranged into this collage in our shop.

Grand Opening Photos by Jeff Aschieris


painting by Theo


Grand Opening Party

Last night was our big Grand Opening Party.  Thanks to all of you who made it out.  We had about 300 or 400 people stop by throughout the night.

Big thanks goes out to My Parents, Megan, Jeff, My Grandparents, Jeremy & Brieana, Amanda & Jason, Gully, Taylor, Shaw, Lightner, Theo, Griff, Steve & Tammy, Lauren Sakioka, Jeff Aschieris, Jen Trammell, Chad & Christine, and all of my incredible friends who helped do everything from paint the walls to hanging the sign.  And everyone else who I forgot to mention.  (Still recovering)

And a big thanks to Gantez Warrior and the V-Guns for providing the tunes last night!

Still waiting on some photos of last night from some contributing photographers, but here are a few shots to get you started.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

See you tonight.

Hope to see you all tonight...

367 Old Newport.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Sea Walking Blues

Christian, hope Aus is treating you guys well. California has the surf blues again.

Watch this video

Monday, March 2, 2009

SUP Alaia Fish!

We figured since Stand Up Paddle boards and Alaias have really taken off in popularity, that we would make the world's first Stand Up Paddle Alaia Fish!

It's 7'6 x 32 and weighs a ton....

Alright, I lied... it's just a sign for the shop, but we can always wonder how it would have surfed.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Corduroy Surf Boutique

Just noticed that Corduroy Surf Boutique's new website is up and running...
They have a truly astounding shop going in Portland, Maine.  I can't wait to get out there to visit.

Shaping Room